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Medicines Safety Governance Pharmacy Technician

Employer
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Colchester, United Kingdom
Salary
GBP 35,392.00 - 42,618.00 per year
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic Pharmacy Technician to join our Medication Safety Team. In this role you will collaborate with a diverse range of professionals, including Specialist Pharmacists, Senior Pharmacy Staff, Medicines Safety Officers, Patient Safety Specialists, Nurses, and Clinicians.

As the Medicines Safety Governance Technician, you will play a crucial role in ensuring safe and effective medication practices within our organization. You will play a key role in the Medication Safety team in delivering the technical aspects of the Medicines Safety agenda across the Trust. There is also a clinical element to the role, providing patient care at ward level. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on patient care and safety.

You will need to have a strong interest in Medicines Governance and Safety and substantial experience in pharmacy practice. You should have an understanding of regulatory compliance, governance and medication safety. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for effective collaboration with various healthcare professionals and stakeholders. The ability to work as a team player is crucial.

Visits & informal discussions are welcome for further understanding of the role and department.

About our Pharmacy Service

Main duties of the job

  • To support with and / or deliver the technical aspects of the Medication Safety agenda, under the management of the Medication Safety Officer (MSO).
  • To assist the Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer (CDAO) in the safe management of controlled drugs ensuring compliance with licenses and legislation.
  • To provide a comprehensive clinical technician service at ward and departmental level.
  • To support pharmacy teams in driving continuous quality improvement, focusing on excellence in our services.
  • To lead on the auditing and follow up for Controlled Drugs and Safe and Secure Storage of Medicines, ensuring meticulous attention to detail.
  • To review medication incidents and support the pharmacy team with investigations, particularly in relation to drug losses of high risk and controlled drugs.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

Find out about living and working here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkPu7HphU8A

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent
  • Registered pharmacy technician with the GPhC
  • Formal Medicines Management Qualification
  • Accredited Checking Qualified
Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience working as a pharmacy technician within hospital practice
  • Clinical pharmacy working at ward level
  • Proactive involvement in clinical pharmacy audit activity
Desirable

  • Wide experience of being involved in multidisciplinary activity

Person Specification
Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent
  • Registered pharmacy technician with the GPhC
  • Formal Medicines Management Qualification
  • Accredited Checking Qualified
Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience working as a pharmacy technician within hospital practice
  • Clinical pharmacy working at ward level
  • Proactive involvement in clinical pharmacy audit activity
Desirable

  • Wide experience of being involved in multidisciplinary activity

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Address

Colchester Hospital

Turner Road

Colchester

CO4 5JL

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